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(The Hollywood Reporter) NewsFlash Disney® to buy Lucasfilm® for $4 Billion. New slogan: Disney®: "We own your childhood®"   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 922
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2012-10-30 06:37:38 PM  
i309.photobucket.com

Meesa farked!
 
2012-10-30 06:40:30 PM  
After how they royally screwed Marvel with their deal, the gloom and doom in this thread is warranted completely!

Oh wait, they made a series of really good, non-Disney-feeling Marvel movies culminating in a masterpiece Averngers movie.

So cry about this if you want, I, for one, am excited. I want more Star Wars, and I think Disney is less likely to go Jar-Jar Binks then Lucas himself is these days.
 
2012-10-30 06:41:04 PM  
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-buy-lucasfilm-405-billion -384448

Part of the deal was episode VII.

I wonder if Mark Hamill will be asked to take a break from the joker to reprise his role?
 
2012-10-30 06:41:59 PM  

MC O'Brien: I would hope Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billie Dee Williams, and the rest of the original cast would be included, even if they're just small roles and not part of the action. Give them some good scripts and they can all pull it off. I can see the original characters talking about getting old, much like the original fans are feeling their age as well.
This could be a good thing. Lucas finally admitted he didn't know what he was doing. Or he just got cut a fat check. Either way this is positive news to fans.


Carrie Fisher, mmm, no. Unless the dark side of the Force is menopause.

/Count me on the 'hate this news with an Emperor's vengeance' side.
 
2012-10-30 06:42:04 PM  
Disney would score if they made the Timothy Zahn Thrawn Trilogy, which I've always considered to be Episodes VII, VIII, and IX.
 
2012-10-30 06:42:09 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: Hopefully it will mean a section in the Magic Kingdom just for Star Wars, and not some lame-ass Avatar land.


As of this summer Disney was working on an Avatar expansion to the Animal Kingdom, I wonder if that is suddenly becoming Endor?
 
2012-10-30 06:42:47 PM  
www.gearfuse.com

AWT WAST WEEGH WIW WRAVEEW ARZELVEZ TOO DAH JEWDIE! AWT WAZT WEE WIW HAWWV AWR WEWENJE!
 
2012-10-30 06:42:58 PM  

ThatBillmanGuy: I'll say it, Zahn sucks. Please no, don't make a Thrawn movie, unless you give it a much better story.

Zahn IS the best expanded universe writer, but seriously, all expanded universe star wars stuff mostly sucks. Saying Zahn is the best is like saying out of all the papercuts I've had, the one I got while reading "Heir to the Empire" is the best one.


I think you cold take the general idea though (Imperial Military actually under competent control returns to crack some Rebel skulls) and get three good movies. I actually like the idea of Thrawn and Zsinj being merged (take the best of each) and some movies and live action TV shows about that entire camaign. Cut out the furry force repelling lizards, cut out some of the weirder Zsinj intelligence ideas and you have something to work with.
 
2012-10-30 06:43:22 PM  

YodaTuna: p4p3rm4t3: Witty snark about how Mr. Lucas will weaponize the moon with the money.

also...
[img96.imageshack.us image 416x467]

No way. They would have to recast all the major characters. I don't buy it.

I can't even process this news. There is no word in the english language that can describe my flow of consciousness right now.


Those three books are their only hope. Their just actors, recasting doesn't bother me.
RIP Sir Alec Guinness
 
2012-10-30 06:44:12 PM  
i301.photobucket.com
 

/shamelessly stolen from another Farker
//knew it'd come in handy
 
2012-10-30 06:44:34 PM  
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I meant to type they're
 
2012-10-30 06:45:18 PM  
wait for meeeeeee
 
2012-10-30 06:45:25 PM  
Disney make a scifi movie?

How bad could it be?

www.bitlogic.com
 
2012-10-30 06:47:39 PM  

Proximuscentauri: This is definitely off-topic, but I don't know how else the public will see this. Possibly the biggest lawsuit of the last 3 centuries is gaining momentum and all the news sources are not covering it... for what seem like obvious reasons to me.


Here's an archived article about $43 Trillion dollar lawsuit against the banksters that's been filed:

http://americankabuki.blogspot.com/2012/10/major-banks-governmental-o f ficials-and_26.html

The link to Marketwatch isn't working anymore, but that could be due to the storm. I don't know.

Here is a list of the defendants:

http://americankabuki.blogspot.com/2012/10/spire-law-group-43-trillio n -law-suit.html

It was also reported by CNBC, but they took the article down. Possibly due to this:

http://theintelhub.com/2012/10/27/cnbc-execs-children-murdered-1-day- a fter-cnbc-reports-43-trillion-bankster-lawsuit/

So, does the money still even exist.....there are indications that it does:

http://www.aljazeera.com//news/europe/2012/07/2012722145418435676.htm l

The first link to AmericanKabuki also has a link to the screenshot of the original CNBC story.


wat
 
2012-10-30 06:48:15 PM  
I actually feel sad for people whose childhood is defined by movies and TV.
 
2012-10-30 06:49:10 PM  

wademh: I actually feel sad for people whose childhood is defined by movies and TV.


wademh: I actually feel sad for people whose childhood is defined by movies and TV.


Aw, did you spend all your quality time playing in the mud like a real boy?
 
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2012-10-30 06:49:58 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Quite. Even if there is a sequel to Grim Fandango it's bound to be the usual console-friendly action/adventure shiat unless Telltale manage to get their hands on it. Much like how Lucasarts farked the Indiana Jones games by turning the last one into Tomb Raider.


Grim Fandango was already pretty console friendly with the UI it had. The later monkey islands made it to console (and so did the early ones, on XBL).
 
2012-10-30 06:50:23 PM  

wademh: I actually feel sad for people whose childhood is defined by movies and TV.


But they've been raped!
 
2012-10-30 06:50:25 PM  

Walt_Jizzney: Episode 7

Let's just assume this isn't bogus: can we please just ignore all this EU, novelization crap and do something new?


And please keep the callbacks to a minimum. Stop making ersatz versions of Luke, Leia, Han, and Vader. In fact, lets cut the Jedi waaaaaaaaay back.
 
2012-10-30 06:50:38 PM  

wademh: I actually feel sad for people whose childhood is defined by movies and TV.


And now you hang out with them on the internet!
 
2012-10-30 06:50:56 PM  
This is good news though, Disney can hire people who grew up with Star Wars and understand it better than Lucas. One day the prequels can be mostly forgetten except as curious novelties for the diehard Jedi fans, sort of like that Doctor Who movie.
 
2012-10-30 06:51:28 PM  
Timothy Zahn is a hack writer who relies heavily on coincidences to solve his plotting, and the Thrawn books were only awesome when you were 13.
 
2012-10-30 06:51:57 PM  

ArkPanda: I'm not seeing this as a disaster. Disney has made some kickass stuff over the years (and yes, some ass stuff too). This has instantly become their #1 franchise and they are going to take it seriously.

ILM + Pixar = I'll be in my bunk


Ohhh yeah I am with you on this. The graphics will be ridiculous.
 
2012-10-30 06:52:10 PM  

Ricardo Klement: Disney make a scifi movie?

How bad could it be?

[www.bitlogic.com image 638x277]


You can get right the fark out with that shiat.

That film was a masterpiece.
 
2012-10-30 06:53:03 PM  
Great, just what we need. A company that's even better at writing terribly cliche, superficial, predictable stories. I have lost all respect for George Lucas and his continuing success at terrible decisions.
 
2012-10-30 06:53:20 PM  
Mark Hamill as an aging Luke Skywalker who's now head of the Jedi Council...teaming up one more time with Harrison Ford as an aging Han Solo to defeat the last remnants of the Empire...

I'd watch the shiat out of that!
 
2012-10-30 06:54:00 PM  
His selling out started in "The Jedi Returns" when he changed the wookies into teddy bears to appeal to kids. Then came the toys, re-editing with cgi, Jarjar, pod races ripped off of Ben-Hur, and now finally this. Your dead to me George.
 
2012-10-30 06:55:04 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: sure haven't: ArkPanda: I'm not seeing this as a disaster. Disney has made some kickass stuff over the years (and yes, some ass stuff too). This has instantly become their #1 franchise and they are going to take it seriously.

ILM + Pixar = I'll be in my bunk

THIS

/it should've been sequels ALL ALONG, not prequels

No. By Empire, Lucas wanted to go back to tell the first three films (That's why he put chapter V on "A New Hope" in the re-release right before Empire) While he was thinking about doing films after Return of the Jedi- by the time he got to making it, he decided just to wrap the whole thing up due to the fact he lost his wife because of his workaholic ways.

Revenge of the Sith is tied with Empire as my second favorite Star Wars Movie. To have a father, who was eager to be a father, become a child killer is a chilling thing.


It could be "chilling", if it wasn't so stupid.

Also, I couldn't care less what Lucas wanted. I mean the proper thing to do would be sequels. Prequels in this universe absolutely ruined the franchise.
 
2012-10-30 06:57:49 PM  

President Merkin Muffley: Ricardo Klement: Disney make a scifi movie?

How bad could it be?

[www.bitlogic.com image 638x277]

You can get right the fark out with that shiat.

That film was a masterpiece.


When I was a child, and saw it when it came out, I loved it. I didn't really understand why everyone hated it. I recently watched it for the second time.

It was every bit as awful as people generally felt.

I do, however, think that it's a prime candidate for an incredible remake, as the premise and general plot is so rich... just imagine it in the hands of Joss Whedon. But Disney was so traumatized by the experience, I'd be surprised if they even admit to themselves it exists.
 
2012-10-30 06:58:48 PM  

Zyme: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-buy-lucasfilm-405-billio n -384448

Part of the deal was episode VII.

I wonder if Mark Hamill will be asked to take a break from the joker to reprise his role?


Hamill retired from The Joker after Arkham City.
 
2012-10-30 06:59:56 PM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: Timothy Zahn is a hack writer who relies heavily on coincidences to solve his plotting, and the Thrawn books were only awesome when you were 13.


cdn3.sbnation.com
 
2012-10-30 07:00:00 PM  

xdedd: Mark Hamill as an aging Luke Skywalker who's now head of the Jedi Council...teaming up one more time with Harrison Ford as an aging Han Solo to defeat the last remnants of the Empire...


By 2015, Mark Hamill will be a year older than Alec Guiness was when "Star Wars" first came out.
 
2012-10-30 07:00:06 PM  
WHAT A COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE
 
2012-10-30 07:01:02 PM  

Ricardo Klement: President Merkin Muffley: Ricardo Klement: Disney make a scifi movie?

How bad could it be?

[www.bitlogic.com image 638x277]

You can get right the fark out with that shiat.

That film was a masterpiece.

When I was a child, and saw it when it came out, I loved it. I didn't really understand why everyone hated it. I recently watched it for the second time.

It was every bit as awful as people generally felt.

I do, however, think that it's a prime candidate for an incredible remake, as the premise and general plot is so rich... just imagine it in the hands of Joss Whedon. But Disney was so traumatized by the experience, I'd be surprised if they even admit to themselves it exists.


I'm pretty sure The Black Hole's gotten more love from Disney than the Black Cauldron.
 
2012-10-30 07:01:06 PM  

mechgreg: jj325: Is this where we complain about how George Lucas made three classic movies 30 years ago that were aimed at children, and then destroyed our lives by making three movies 25 years later that were, oddly enough, aimed at children as well?

Really movies were the plots revolve around trade disputes and how a government goes from a democracy to a dictatorship are aimed at children? Which children are those?



3.bp.blogspot.com 


Childrens' movies can have subplots that are too complex for children and are clearly aimed at adults -- film at 11.
 
2012-10-30 07:01:35 PM  
I always thought Loom had a great story. Now Disney can use it for movie fodder!
 
2012-10-30 07:02:59 PM  
I'm so excited I'm giddy. As much as Disney is evil and soulless, they will give people what they want. And I want more Star Wars. My twins will be 5 when Episode 7 is supposed to come out. I get to indoctrinate another set of kids into the Star Wars culture! Woot!!

/indoctrinated my first two at 3 & 6 for AotC
 
2012-10-30 07:03:12 PM  

xdedd: Mark Hamill as an aging Luke Skywalker who's now head of the Jedi Council...teaming up one more time with Harrison Ford as an aging Han Solo to defeat the last remnants of the Empire...

I'd watch the shiat out of that!


Yep.
 
2012-10-30 07:03:14 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: it would be kewl if someone did a deal for exactly $4,294,967,296 (2^32)


Your posts are solid gold, man. I feel you. I love you.Did you watch Sifl & Olly?
 
2012-10-30 07:03:47 PM  

wildcardjack: Does this mean George Lucas can never harm our childhood again?

Disney makes all sort of derivative works from the originals but they don't screw with the master footage except to make it look clear on BluRay. Oh, and they totally suppress things they'd get shiat for, like Song of the South.


If you want to call acadamy awards 'getting shiat for', I guess so....
 
2012-10-30 07:03:58 PM  
Good, I'm still in time to tell the self-righteous hipsters who think it's cool to hate the Thrawn Trilogy and the Expanded Universe because it doesn't live up to their supposed standards.

I enjoyed reading them when I was 13-16, and I enjoyed re-reading them over the last couple of years. They're great stories, and often have better characters than the ones Lucas wrote for the movies. Cry about the mad Jedi master close with an extra vowel in his name, C'Baoth was far better than Jar-Jar, Watto, the Nemoidians, or General Greivous.
 
2012-10-30 07:06:16 PM  
Luke, I AM your father...
www.justdisney.com
 
2012-10-30 07:08:06 PM  
I'll always have the first three movies, no matter what...

Really? I'm the first?


Anyway, the EU is not nearly as bad as everyone makes it to be, there are lots of good ideas to explore, including Imperial Remnants, Jedi academies, children of the main characters, etc. With the right approach, a serious approach, new films could be great. And, anyway, I'll always have the first three movies no matter what happens.
 
2012-10-30 07:08:46 PM  
I'm one of those "George Lucas destroyed my childhood" nerds. A New Hope, and especially The Empire Strikes Back were amazing movies. Return of the Jedi and the prequels were all about creating characters that would make marketable toys and stupid stuff like Jar Jar stepping in bantha shiat, the two-headed announcer at the pod races doing the Carlton dance or that camel looking thing farting. fark you, George Lucas. And while I'm at it, let me throw out a preemptive "fark You" to Disney for the wave of suck they are about to unleash.
 
2012-10-30 07:10:03 PM  

MC O'Brien: xdedd: Mark Hamill as an aging Luke Skywalker who's now head of the Jedi Council...teaming up one more time with Harrison Ford as an aging Han Solo to defeat the last remnants of the Empire...

I'd watch the shiat out of that!

Yep.


...but isn't the Empire only scary because it is massive and unstoppable? A few scattered remnants would not be a credible enemy -- like comparing the real Nazis with a few "Illinois Nazis".

upload.wikimedia.org
vs.
img466.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-30 07:10:15 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: Shhhhh...... they might be listening.


Transformers fans aren't that bad.
 
2012-10-30 07:10:20 PM  
Pretty cool!
 
2012-10-30 07:11:48 PM  
The Star Wars Extended Universe is unmitigated garbage.
 
2012-10-30 07:13:32 PM  

T.rex: The first animation with with synced sound? Steamboat WIllie. The first feature length cartoon? Snow White... so i guess all that fancy modern-day 3D animation circles back to Disney.


Don't forget the first "Surround Sound/Multichannel" system in 1940 with Fantasia with multiple speakers along side and behind the audience.
 
2012-10-30 07:14:08 PM  

bblustein: After how they royally screwed Marvel with their deal, the gloom and doom in this thread is warranted completely!

Oh wait, they made a series of really good, non-Disney-feeling Marvel movies culminating in a masterpiece Averngers movie.

So cry about this if you want, I, for one, am excited. I want more Star Wars, and I think Disney is less likely to go Jar-Jar Binks then Lucas himself is these days.


THIS. If Disney gives the Star Wars franchise the Marvel treatment, then we're back in business.
 
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